It wasn’t Nero Wolfe’s idea for Orrie Cather to kill himself, but the great detective gave his blessing to his longtime associate’s plan....
It's Christmas and the well-born guests who have gathered at Applecross for a delicious weekend of relaxation are warmed by roaring fires, mistletoe, and gorgeously wrapped gifts....
Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds....
Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these definitive BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L. Sayers' best-selling novels....
Meet Lord Peter Wimsey, stylish, eccentric, seeming a fool, but in fact one of the great English detectives....
March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season....
"It's always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." (The New York Times)
"What's not to like about a Nero Wolfe mystery? The mysteries are short, cleverly plotted, well paced, and, if you're an audiobook listener, wonderfully read by Michael Prichard....Prichard has read nearly 20 books in Stout's series and has mastered Wolfe's deep, meditative voice and Archie's spry, chipper voice, as well as those of a host of other characters we recognize from one recording to the next." (AudioFile)
Rex Stout does it again! All your favorite characters and great story. Spell binding and intriguingly read....that says it all.
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Love Nero Wolf, Archie and Fritz! Sometimes I even like Inspector Kramer.
This case was a tough one since the "murderer" had already been tried and was in prison. Then there is the case of the long lost, ?? prodigal son.
The reader is superb, He has both Nero and Archie down to a "t". Yes, I have not only read many but watched the series. I never get tired of the detective who does his work in an overlarge chair.
Twists and turns and bodies everywhere, this mystery is a tangled knot that only a genius can untangle. Superb naration as usual for Prichard.
First, no spoilers:
This entry in one of the greatest detective series of all time is one that makes me laugh out loud as much, if not more than almost any of the others. It's a great one and a typically great performance by Michael Prichard.
Now for some spoilers:
This one is also one of the grimmest entries. The murderer is practically a serial killer. Four people are murdered, and while the descriptions and details are mild by today's standards, in terms of the series and the standards of the time in which it was published (1956, same age as me), it's pretty gruesome.
Which somehow makes the humor even funnier by contrast. Truly comic relief. Both Wolfe and Archie get in some zingers, both at each others' expense and others' as well (Inspector Cramer, for one).
one of my favorite Nero Wolfe stories. this one has a real happy ending :)
I've read all of the Nero Wolf stories and like Sherlock Holmes always entertained and satisfied after visiting old friends. When I hear Nero in action I have to think he was the Mycroft Holmes of his time.
Well done and entertains.
I always enjoy Nero Wolfe mysteries. This novel was particularly engaging! I would definitely listen again in the future.
Another is a long line of fantastic "Who Done Its" by my favorite mystery writer. Nero, Archie, and the gang score again!
Loved the story, The Narration as always was wonderful and no real technical glitches to speak of... I was so very please with this Audio Book, and of course the whole Nero Wolfe Series, i have most of these and hope they will make more of them, the Pre-WWII Stories please please, addicted.